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UNECE's Information Service promotes an understanding of the importance of UNECE's work vis-à-vis global priorities and its regional and global impact. This is done through a variety of information media - publications, cds, videos, etc.


Developing Gender Statistics: A Practical Tool

Developing Gender Statistics: A Practical Tool aims to guide statistical organizations in the production and use of gender statistics. It represents a consolidated reference for any organization or individual interested in producing information about gender differences, guides producers of gender statistics and assists in improving the availability of high-quality information on women and men.


Symbol: ECE/CES/8
Languages: E    

The Relationship Between Population and Housing (2010)

The UNECE Committee on Housing and Land Management acknowledges the need for Governments to ease adaptation to demographic change through improvements to housing stock in member States. This study assesses the relationship between these needs and suggests pragmatic policy solutions for the different challenges population change poses to spatial planning in different national contexts. This study is the joint product of the Housing and Land Management unit and the Population unit of UNECE.


Symbol No. ECE/HBP/158
Languages: E and R    

Country Profile on the Housing Sector: Azerbaijan (2010)

This country profile on the housing sector of Azerbaijan is the fourteenth in the series published by the Committee on Housing and Land Management. The study not only provides in-depth analysis and policy recommendations to help policymakers develop strategies and programmes but also focuses on specific challenges or achievements in the housing sector that are of particular concern to Azerbaijan. These issues are spatial planning and land administration, new and existing housing stock and the financial frammework.


Symbol: ECE/HBP/156

ADR - European Agreement

The European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR) was done at Geneva on 30 September 1957 under the auspices of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, and it entered into force on 29 January 1968. The Agreement itself was amended by the Protocol amending article 14 (3) done at New York on 21 August 1975, which entered into force on 19 April 1985.


Symbol: ECE/TRANS/215/Vol.I      

Agreement on the international carriage of perishable foodstuff and on the special equipment to be used for such carriage (ATP)

The ATP is an Agreement between States, and there is no overall enforcing authority. In practice, highway checks are carried out by Contracting Parties, and non-compliance may then result in legal action by national authorities against offenders in accordance with their domestic legislation.


Symbol: ECE/TRANS/219      

Consolidated resolution on road signs and signals

Revising this Resolution has been a detailed task, requiring great commitment to collaborative work, but the benefits are clear. The Working Party has created a comprehensive reference point, as well as a resource from which an essential and continuing programme of harmonisation can be built by governments who wish to improve the safety and efficiency of their road traffic systems.


Symbol: ECE/TRANS/215/Vil1      

Consolidated resolution on road traffic

This document contains a complete revision of the Consolidated Resolution on Road Traffic (R.E.1), the latest version of which dated from 6 January 1998 and bore the symbol TRANS/SC.1/294/ Rev.5. This new version is the fruit of collective efforts carried out by the Working Party on Road Traffic Safety (WP.1) of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). This Resolution is aimed at supplementing the Convention on Road Traffic, 1968, and the European Agreement of 1971. It addresses subjects not covered therein, or in any detail, and supplements some provisions with the aim of highlighting best practices in road safety intervention.


Symbol: ECE/TRANS/211      

Forest Products - Annual Market Review

The UNECE/FAO Forest Products Annual Market Review, 2009-2010 provides general and statistical information on forest products markets and related policies in the UN Economic Commission for Europe region (Europe, North America and the Commonwealth of Independent States). The Review begins with an overview chapter, followed by description of the macro-economic situation. Next it includes an analysis of government and industry policies affecting forest products markets.


Symbol: ECE/TIM/SP/25 Sales No. E.10.II.E.11 ISSN 1020-2269  

Best Practice Guidance for Effective Methane Drainage and Use in Coal Mines - Energy Series No. 31

Coal has been an important source of global primary energy production for the past two centuries, and the world will continue to depend on coal as an energy source for the foreseeable future. Methane (CH4) released during coal mining creates unsafe working conditions in many underground mines around the world, with human fatalities an unacceptable consequence of many methane related accidents. Effective gas management is not limited to safety concerns, however. Methane vented to the atmosphere, especially from drainage systems, is an energy resource lost forever. The resulting emissions also contribute to climate change. Fortunately, solutions for these challenges can go hand-in-hand using an effective, coordinated response.


Symbol: ECE/ENERGY/73 Sales No. E.10.II.E.2 ISSN 1014-7225 ISBN 978-92-1-117018-4

Improving Global Road Safety

The present report describes the objectives of the project, its regional activities, and the key issues for successfully setting and achieving road safety targets. Amongst other things, it explains the different levels of target setting - final outcome targets, intermediate outcome targets, and output targets – and how to apply them in a given context.


Symbol: ECE/TRANS/217      

2nd Environmental Performance Review - Uzbekistan

This is the second EPR of Uzbekistan published by UNECE. The report takes stock of the progress made by Uzbekistan in the management of its environment since the country was first reviewed in 2001. It assesses the implementation of the recommendations in the first review (Annex I). It also covers nine issues of importance to Uzbekistan concerning policymaking, planning and implementation, the financing of environmental policies and projects, and the integration of environmental concerns into economic sectors, in particular water management, land management, energy and climate change. The report places particular emphasis on climate change and water, as the country gives a high priority to this issue.


Symbol: ECE/CEP/156

Sales No: E.10.II.E.8

ISSN 1020-4563



A new 6 page glossy color brochure was recently issued under the Pan-European Programme on Transport, Health and Environment (THE PEP). The brochure lays out the four Amsterdam Goals adopted by Ministers at the Third High-level meeting on Transport, Health and Environment (January 2009, Amsterdam) and describes the link between urban problems stemming from unsustainable transport including: air pollution, noise emissions, climate change and energy use, deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents and the psycho-social effects of the stress of urban life and physical inactivitiy. The brochure sets out THE PEP approach of tackling issues of sustainable urban transport through communication and collaboration among the three sectors of transport, health and environment. The brochure, available in English, French and Russian is part of a more far-reaching communication strategy to raise the visibility of THE PEP and the importance of working together for sustainable and healthy transport.



Census taking in Europe: how are populations counted in 2010?

It is essential to count the population so that necessary levels of service provision for schools, transport, healthcare, etc. can be determined in each municipality. But census taking is costly, and a growing number of people are reluctant to participate. To address these problems, the industrialized countries have developed new, less expensive methods based on existing data obtained from surveys and population registers. Paolo Valente, Statistician at UNECE’s Social and Demographic Statistics Section, describes the methods employed by European countries for the population censuses scheduled in 2010 and beyond. This study was published in the Monthly Bulletin of France’s Institut national d'études démographiques (INED).



Financing Global Climate Change Mitigation, THE ECE Energy Series No. 37

This publication is the result of work conducted by all five UN Regional Commissions. Addressing the challenges identified in this publication will require a strengthened cooperation between all UN Regional Commissions in order to provide a global forum for exchange of information and a hub of capacity building services, as suggested by the UN System Chief Executives Board.



Symbol: ECE/ENERGY/81

Sales No: E.10.II.E.1

ISBN 978-92-1-117017-7

U$D: 32


Standardized Vocabulary for Radio-Connections in Inland Navigation

This publication contains the full text of Resolution No. 35 on standardized vocabulary for radio-connections in inland navigation (Trans/SC.3/141), adopted by the UNECE Working Party on Inland Water Transport in 1996. This publication reflects the resolution in english, French, Russian, German and Dutch.


Symbol: ECE/TRANS/SC.3/185

Sales No. E.10.VIII.1 ISBN: 978-92-1-139137-4 U$D: 15.00

Good practice guidance on the sustainable mobilisation of wood in Euro

The publication, Good Practice Guidance on the Sustainable Mobilization of Wood in Europe, gives an overview of measures that countries can take to mobilize their wood resources. It presents a selection of eight mobilization areas, together with concrete measures and examples of good practice, which policy-makers and practitioners can take into account when developing wood mobilization strategies and practices for their own region. The guidance is intended for decision makers in administrations and industry, as well as forestry practitioners.


Annual Report 2010

Symbol: ECE/INF/2010/1


Languages: E (R is forthcoming)


Measuring Quality of Employment

The issue of quality of employment extends beyond aspects of work that are illegal or regulated, to cover personal preferences, i.e. what workers want from their time spent at work.


Symbol: ECE/CES/5


Languages: E


Manual on Victimization Surveys

Victimization surveys are a rrecognized tool that help government and citizens undetsand their crime problems and how better to address them.


Symbol: ECE/CES/4


Languages: E,(F,R,S are forthcoming.)


UNECE Standard on the marketing and commercial quality control of Sweet Peppers

The purpose of the standard is to define the quality requirements for sweet peppers at the export-control stage after preparation and packaging.


Symbol: ECE/TRADE/387

Sales No: E.09.II.E.13


Languages: E,F,R

ISBN: 978-92-1-117009-2


A Common Regulatory Language for Trade and Development

This booklet presents in a simple and straightforward way some fundamental terms, tools and concepts for trade and development, such as regulatory cooperation, regulatory impact assessment and good regulatory practice.


Symbol: ECE/TRADE/375

Sales No: E.09.II.E.19

ISBN 978-92-1-117016-0


ISSN 1020-7384


Dam safety in Central Asia: Capacity-building and regional cooperation, Water Series No.5

Result of the first phase of the UNECE Dam Safety project The publication provides an overview and analysis of the present situation in Central Asia with regard to the safety of hydraulic structures such as dams. In addition to a list of all major dams in the region, the publication also includes: (i) a model national law on safety of large hydraulic facilities, including dams, intended to be a base of national harmonized legal frameworks for dam safety and (ii) a draft of the regional agreement on cooperation on dam safety.


Symbol: ECE/MP.WAT/26

Sales No: E.07.II.E.10

ISBN: 978-92-1-116962-1


Languages: E,R


ISSN 1020-3540